fan direction...

By davids
Oct 11, 2005
  1. Hi, I bought a system fan today, as I leave my computer on alot, and it seemed to be getting a little hot... I was wondering if anyone has advice on what way round it should go. I have installed it to pull air out of the case, is this right?

    Any comments much appreciated.

  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    fans mounted on the back, sides, or top blow out of the case. fans mounted on, with, or near the front panel blow into the case, drawing air from the outside. fans have two arrows on thier plastic frames, one indicating air flow and the direction of the blades' rotation. make sure your cables are not jamming any fans.
  3. davids

    davids TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    Thanks Zephead. Very helpfull. My fan is mounted at the back and does blow out. its a shame, there is no room for a fan at the front because there are usb points installed there.
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